Artificial Intelligence to Be Used for Improving Hospital Care

Massachusetts General Hospital is buying into deep learning artificial intelligence, and it will use Nvidia’s new DGX-1 deep-learning supercomputer.

Nvidia is partnering with the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, which wants to advance health care with AI to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases. Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence to Be Used for Improving Hospital Care”

How will businesses capitalize on the consumerization of healthcare?

While mHealth and wellness applications may appear to be interchangeable concepts, there are key differences in how they affect the life of the user as well as the business success of their providers. If your doctor advises you to begin a walking regimen for better health, you might choose to track your steps with a device to keep track of your progress. If the device and applications keep the data siloed with the individual, it would be considered a wellness product (e.g. activity trackers such as a FitBit or Jawbone. or diet apps like Lose It). Continue reading “How will businesses capitalize on the consumerization of healthcare?”

Bra to detect early signs of breast cancer vs. smart sock to detect diabetes complications earlier

This matchup pits two health IT companies using textile embedded sensors, both aimed at spotting major medical conditions earlier. First Warning System’s sensors are embedded into a bra to pick up metabolic changes associated with tumor formation. Heapsylon, which developed a “smart sock” to give runners insight on their technique such as stride cadence, has developed a prototype for healthcare applications. Continue reading “Bra to detect early signs of breast cancer vs. smart sock to detect diabetes complications earlier”